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2020 Ford Fusion Energi vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion Energi

2020 Ford
Fusion Energi

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$37,000
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $35,150 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City N/A 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Energi than the Lexus IS 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fusion Energi and the Lexus IS 300 in the front seats.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fusion Energi will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion Energi is much higher than that for the Lexus IS 300.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion Energi is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Fusion Energi, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fusion Energi has much less torque than the Lexus IS 300, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Energi has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Energi is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 300. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion Energi and the Lexus IS 300. The Ford Fusion Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus IS 300, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion Energi is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 300.